Sainte-Maxime in Winter
"So few tourists about - -"
Places like Sainte-Maxime, a quintessential resort of the Cote d'Azur come in to their own in winter when the streets are relatively easy to move around in, cafes are occupied by local people, a few ex- pats and manageable numbers of visitors.
Just across the Bay from St Tropez you can escape the glitz and bling of too much conspicuous consumption and feel the relaxing breezes in winter sunshine.
"Away from the seafront"
Only a short distance away from the sea front and expensive yachts in the harbour it is srill possible to find proper shops that sell things local people buy.
Undisturbed by tourists an elederly man studies his betting slip whilst enjoying his pipe.